Monthly Archives: August 2021

Improved service frequency to be gradually introduced on Metrolink

Services on Manchester Metrolink’s busiest lines are set to run to increased frequencies over the next few weeks as more staff start to become available to guarantee extra trams running. The increased frequencies will initially be introduced on the Altrincham … Continue reading

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Track issues lead to short running at Crich

Anyone visiting the Crich Tramway Village on Tuesday 31st August has only been able to enjoy a shorter than usual tram ride after a track fault was discovered the previous day. Trams were only able to run between Town End … Continue reading

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No trams to Phoenix Park

Nottingham Express Transit services between Highbury Vale and Phoenix Park have been suspended because of falling debris from a bridge at Cinderhill caused by a car accident. Services were initially suspended around 1200 on Tuesday 31st August whilst the bridge … Continue reading

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Temporary Metrolink Park and Ride site set to open

The temporary Park and Ride site for Manchester Metrolink passengers in Radcliffe is set to open on 6th September with initially 100 alternative parking spaces made available. Eventually the temporary facility will have capacity for 250 cars by the end … Continue reading

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More West Midlands Metro Urbos 100 trams arrived at Wednesbury?

This article was updated on 2nd September 2021 with further information. It would appear that there have been some more Urbos 100 trams arrive at the Wednesbury Depot of West Midlands Metro – but they’ve snuck in without us noticing … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Blackpool Electric Locomotive

In this edition of “Whatever Happened To?” we feature the first of the Works cars which made it out onto the mainline – Blackpool Electric Locomotive.

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Cabin

We continue northbound on the Blackpool Tramway today as “Stop by Stop” continues.

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NET plays a starring role in short film

Nottingham Express Transit has played  a key role in the plot of a new short film which was premiered at the recent Nottingham Film and Food Festival. Shot by local film students, “Alone Together” is the story of two commuters … Continue reading

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Bogie overhaul contracts signed for West Midlands Metro Urbos3 trams

The complete fleet of 21 CAF built Urbos3 trams running on the West Midlands Metro network are to enjoy a bogie overhaul following the signing of a three year contract between Lucchini Unipart Rail (LUR) and Midland Metro Limited (MML).

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Seaton Tramway to take on organisation of Natural Seaton Festival in 2022

The popular Natural Seaton Festival, which celebrates the natural heritage of Seaton and East Devon, is to be organised by the Seaton Tramway from 2022 it has been announced. Usually taking place on a Saturday in mid-July the event hasn’t … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A trip to Crich during August

Another pictorial article with the photos this time coming from the Crich Tramway Village. Whole special events have now returned to the museum for most of the week it remains the standard three tram service with it no longer the … Continue reading

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3076 gets a new advert in Manchester

New adverts are starting to come thick and fast in Manchester with M5000 3076 the latest to have been seen carrying a vinyl wrap livery in recent days. This time the sponsor is NOCCO – the no carbs company.

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Around the World in Trams: Biddeford and Saco Railroad 31

Today we make a brief trip across to the United States of America as we take a look at the founding trolley car of the Seashore Trolley Museum.

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Shadow Transport Secretary visits West Midlands Metro extension construction works

Jim McMahon, the Labour Shadow Transport Secretary, has recently visited Birmingham where he has seen first-hand the work underway to construct extensions of the West Midlands Metro network. During his visit he praised the work which has happened already and … Continue reading

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Out and About: Trams at University of Sheffield and on Glossop Road

“Out and About” returns today as we head to Sheffield for images taken around the University of Sheffield and on Glossop Road.

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In Pictures: Progress continues on track relay in Birmingham City Centre

The project to relay the tracks along Bull Street and Corporation Street in Birmingham City Centre has been continuing in recent days with good progress being made which will soon allow the track to be laid on the new track … Continue reading

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Partial Green line closures to come from September on Luas

Starting on Saturday 4th September there will be a series of engineering works taking place at Phibsborough stop on Luas’ green line which will see various weekend closure while Phibsborough stop will have limited access in between these closures.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 11

We return to 1976 again for this latest edition of “Picture in Time” as we are off to Blackpool for some more views of the tramway as it was back then.

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In Pictures: Crossover installed on Leith Walk

Work on the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh continues with most weeks seeing at least one major piece of infrastructure appearing. In this latest pictorial look at what’s going on we head to Leith Walk once more where a … Continue reading

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“It’s Time” – new campaign to support businesses in Greater Manchester launched with new contactless ticketing options on Metrolink

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has announced a new campaign encouraging people to get back to “what you love and support” with a new range of flexible ticketing options also now available on the Metrolink network, or will … Continue reading

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